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Families throughout Central Mass. and MetroWest choose Bancroft School for its robust college-preparatory academics and supportive community. The Bancroft experience fosters good people who emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. Bancroft students develop deep connections in the community, and form lasting relationships with faculty, coaches, and peers. Each child’s individual learning style and interests guide their explorations into core academics, arts, sports, and co-curriculars. Founded in 1900, Bancroft is Greater Worcester’s leading independent PreK–12 day school. Bancroft School seeks a strong, outcome-oriented Director of College Counseling to lead its college counseling program, starting in July 2018.
The Position & Responsibilities
Bancroft School is committed to a college counseling program that focuses on each student’s goals and interests to help each student find their next educational home. The Director of College Counseling will proactively and enthusiastically represent Bancroft School and its students to colleges and universities. Additionally, the College Counselor will work with colleagues to ensure that Bancroft graduates are positioned for the best post-secondary outcomes.
Bancroft School’s Director of College Counseling reports to the Head of the Upper School and will team with the Dean of Students and advisors regularly.
The Director’s primary responsibility is to lead a proactive, intentional college counseling program that will ensure a personalized approach to college admissions. To that end, responsibilities include the following:
- Developing and implementing a multi-grade program of education and support beginning with the ninth grade to ensure students and their parents understand the college process and how decisions and choices throughout the secondary school years can impact the college process.
- Working directly with students and their families through the college selection process from start to finish.
- Initiating and maintaining strong relationships with colleges on behalf of the school, hosting college admissions visitors, visiting a range of campuses, and communicating directly with college officials on behalf of students.
- Ensuring that the College Office is highly-organized with efficient systems, policies, and communication protocols that enable the efficient management of standardized testing and student applications.
- Educating students, parents, prospective families, faculty and board members about all aspects of the college process including standardized testing, athletic recruitment, scholarships, financial aid, and the current college admissions landscape.
- Providing ongoing regular and systematic communication with parents and guardians at all grade levels.
- Working closely with other leaders in the school to ensure that the school’s academic and other programs position graduates for success in the college search and application process as well as in college.
- Analyzing data and communicating trends and projections around which new initiatives and strategies will be designed.
- Regularly pursuing opportunities for professional growth, including relevant conferences with plane travel and overnight stays, and networking within the industry.
Bancroft School seeks an individual with strong communication, presentation, and leadership skills with deep knowledge of, and proven experience in, the college admissions process to serve as its Director of College Counseling. The Director’s primary responsibility is to lead a proactive, intentional college counseling program that will ensure a personalized approach to college admissions. Individuals who have gained at least 5 years’ experience as a college counselor in competitive independent schools or as an officer in highly selective college admissions will be of particular interest. A bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree is preferred.
The Director of College Counseling embraces the school’s mission and culture and:
- Has the leadership skills to serve enthusiastically as the visible, vocal, and strategic leader of the school’s college counseling program.
- Is a highly organized professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
- Enjoys and cultivates personal interactions with students, parents, faculty and college representatives.
- Has strong communication skills as a speaker, writer, and listener.
- Demonstrates patience and support in working with students and parents.
- Serves as an enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable ambassador for the school and its students in the college process, making campus visits annually and building relationships with college admissions professionals.
- Demonstrates strong presentation and communication skills to diverse audiences, including students, parents, faculty, trustees, prospective families, other college counselors, and college representatives.
- Has a proven track record as a successful team leader and team builder.
- Is an active, visible member of the school community, attending student events such as games, theater productions, and assemblies.
- Has strong and demonstrable successful experience in the field.
- Demonstrates proficiency with college counseling software such as Naviance.
- Is committed to professional growth.
- Maintain a positive attitude.
The Director of College Counseling will have the opportunity to take a leadership role to define and promote a unified vision and message regarding the college counseling program that can be well-articulated consistently throughout the school. This is a wonderful opportunity for a strategic and goal-oriented college counseling professional to join a great community and work with a strong team to build on the numerous strengths of the current college counseling program.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit your resume, a personal philosophy statement, and three references to Nichole Aubin, Executive Assistant to the Head of School: email@example.com.
Bancroft School does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age or any other characteristic protected by law.